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Lucy Spraggan's album removed from iTunes

Tim Ingham
Lucy Spraggan's album removed from iTunes

UPDATED: On Saturday night, sales of Lucy Spraggan's debut album rocketed after she performed her own song on X-Factor. Today, it is no longer available on iTunes.

[Update: Barely an hour after we posted this story, Spraggan's album returned to iTunes. It was then taken down again. Fans can still buy it on iTunes rival Amazon.]

Spraggan's Top Room At The Zoo LP reached No.3 on the iTunes UK album chart as a result of her performance, which saw her play her own composition Last Night (Beer Fear).

Louis Walsh said the song, which reached No.2 on the iTunes track chart, "could be a No.1 record" - an opinion backed up by Gary Barlow.

Top Room At The Zoo, recorded and independently released in 2011, contains Last Night amongst its 11 tracks. It is still available on Amazon and Spotify.

Sheffield artist Spraggan said on her Facebook page yesterday: "Oh dear :( the album is coming offline guys, in preparation for some things coming up... Not my call to make, get it while you can!"

She commented on Twitter earlier today: "My album will be removed in the next 48 hours my friends. Thank you so much again."

Top Room At The Zoo entered Sunday's Official Artist Album Chart at No.127, selling 1,056 copies in the week - including purchases from Saturday night.

According to Official Charts Company data, the LP has now sold 1,219 copies in its lifetime.

Spraggan is a former runner-up of the Urban, Pop & Acoustic category of Live and Unsigned, and has supported Joan Armatrading.

The 2012 series of X Factor allows artists represented by professional management onto the show for the first time, with contestants welcome to audition by playing their own songs.

 

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